Get ready for the Global Weekend of Code!
It’s on. Mozilla’s Summer Code Party blasts off this weekend with the Global Weekend of Code. More than 100 community-organized events will happen around the world on June 23 and 24 — from San Francisco, London and Tokyo to Toronto, Nairobi and Santiago.
And that’s just the beginning. The party will continue all summer long, with more than 400 events now planned between now and Sep 23 — spanning 320 cities and 67 countries!
You made this happen: a global movement to teach and learn the web. All through open, community-powered participation and sharing. Here is your survival guide.
What’s going to happen?
Beginning this weekend and running to September 23, the world will teach and learn the web through the first-ever Summer Code Party.
- Everyday people, amazing partners and Mozilla community members…
- Getting together at big and small events. In Mozilla spaces, libraries, community centers and around kitchen tables.
- Using new Mozilla Webmaker tools, projects and event kits…
- To make and learn with the web. From tweaking their blog templates, to making interactive web videos, to learning HTML by building their first web pages.
- Creating a more web-literate planet. Learning about how code and the web works through hands-on making and doing.
View Mozilla Summer Code Party events in a larger map
Where’s it all happening?
- Nairobi: Mozilla Kenya Hackjam
- Tokyo: Mozilla Summer Code Party in Tokyo
- Santiago: Chile Hackathon
- Santa Cruz: Webmaker Bolivia
- Guadalajara: Webmaker Mexico
- London: CoderDojo London
- Dublin: CoderDojo Dublin @ Science Gallery
- Zurich: Zurich Weekend of Code
- San Francisco: Code For America Summer Code Party and Webmakers at Noisebridge Hack Jam
- New York City: CoderDojoNYC / DoSomething.org Summer Code Party Pop Up
- Chicago: Chicago Tech Academy Pop Up
- Toronto: Kids and Tech: Exploring a World of Possibilities
- Los Angeles: LA Youth Hack Jam
- Washington: Fix Your Web Pop Up
What are people going to do?
On the new webmaker.org web site, you’ll find more than 20 new projects to help you make something amazing with the web. Plus great new tools like Thimble, the X-Ray Goggles and Popcorn. Some highlights:
- Learn HTML by making your own web page. Learn HTML basics using Mozilla’s Thimble app to make your first web page.
- Make a pop-up video. Add your own commentary, links and pop-ups to any web video using Mozilla Popcorn, the new interactive video tool.
- Remix your favorite web page. Use the X- Ray Goggles to mess around with the elements and code behind any web page.
- Make your own animal. Contributed by the London Zoo. Mix and match elements to create your own amazing creature.
- Make a vintage 3D web page. Create and share 3D animated GIFs and pages using the stereograph collection of The New York Public Library.
- Customize your Tumblr theme. Make your Tumblr template more awesome using custom HTML and CSS.
- Go back in time to fix ugly ’90s web pages. Sharpen your web design skills by revamping ugly web pages from the past.
- Make your own meme. Use the “Meme-Maker” to quickly create your own viral mash-up.
How do I join the #MozParty conversation?
The new webmaker.org/news page is your one-stop source for Summer Code Party news.
- #MozParty is the main Summer Code Party hashtag.
- Follow @Mozilla for updates. Or sign up for email updates.
- Like Mozilla on Facebook for updates. Or join the Summer Code Party Facebook group.
- The “Planet Webmaker” blog has the latest Webmaker and Summer Code Party blog posts.
- Summer Code Party press coverage is here.
- Check out our favorite photos on Flickr.
- Check out our Webmaker Tumblr.
- Be sure to tag your blog posts and photos with “mozparty”
Help! How do I get support? #MozHelp
Got a question? Need help with your event? The answers you’re looking for are here: webmaker.org/support.
- #MozHelp is your friend. Just tag a tweet with #MozHelp and a volunteer will get in touch!
- Summer Code Party FAQ. Check here first! New questions and answers added daily.
- Event Guides. Step-by-step help with hosting your event.
- Still stuck? Email us at mozparty [AT] mozilla [DOT] org
- On IRC? Come on over to irc.mozilla.org and join the #MozParty channel.
- Promote your event. Download a poster and postcard kit.
- Want to help with support and storytelling? Volunteer here.
Partnering with you
Mozilla Webmaker is premised on the belief that we can build a global community of people who share our goals. We chose Summer Code Party as our first big step because we know we need to start building this community early: to figure out how to organize things; what tools people need; and how we can help others working on similar projects.
So please let us know what you’re planning and making through the channels listed above. Let’s learn and experiment together this summer. Happy webmaking!